Three Phoenix Weekends of Service are scheduled in January and February! We will be hosted and serving at UMOM New Day Centers, the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. They have asked our weekend teams to paint classrooms and other spaces. Middle and High School youth groups are invited to experience SSP in our newest urban location!
The SSP Leadership Academy is an exciting and high-impact training program for experienced SSP staff members. All former employees who are planning to work for SSP in 2015 are invited and encouraged to apply for the SSP Leadership Academy. Eight participants will be accepted to participate in two all-expenses-paid, weekend sessions led by two professional, paid mentors.
February 13-15, 2015
March 20-22, 2015
Highlights of the program:
- Participants will develop real-world, transferable leadership skills
- The Academy is completely free, including airfare, meals and housing
- Available only to staff alumni who plan to work for SSP in 2015
- Program graduates are guaranteed a summer staff position in 2015
The Academy is a unique opportunity to develop insight into your strengths and increase your leadership skills. If you are prepared to reflect deeply on how your faith will shape your future and your role in the world, we strongly urge you to apply. If interested, complete the application and email it with the requested essays to email@example.com by December 15th, 2014.
Rose Ballantine wrote an article for the Napa Valley Register about her time serving in Nicaragua with SSP and Seeds of Learning.
“Our group’s project was building a new classroom at a school in El Triunfo. Typically, our day began with our waking up at six. After having breakfast, getting ready, we would arrive at the school around 7:30 and work until four. We started at level zero, building the foundation of the school, but we did not just show up and build a school for these people. People from the community came every day and worked with us. We showed them what we knew and they showed us what they knew, and together we built the school. By the end of the trip, we had not only built a new classroom but new relationships with the people of El Triunfo.”
“The Sierra Project brought in roughly 92 youth volunteers from Southern California to assist in Visionary Home Builders’ project by painting, sanding the wood floors, demolishing kitchen cabinets and much more. Communications coordinator Pascal Domicone said he was excited about working with Visionary Home Builders Foundation and his hope is to continue to foster the relationship into something bigger and better for the Stockton community.”